New York Mets, Colorado Rockies postponed; twin bill set for Thursday

May 26, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Colorado Rockies players take the field for batting practice before a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The game was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies, no strangers to postponements in 2021, saw their scheduled game Wednesday rained out due to storms in the New York area.

The game was rescheduled for Thursday at 12:10 p.m. as part of a single-admission doubleheader. The second game will start about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

The Mets said they will start Marcus Stroman on the mound for the early game and Joey Lucchesi for the nightcap. Stroman was originally scheduled to start Wednesday.

The New York Yankees also had to postpone a home game Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays due to inclement weather. Both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will be the sites of doubleheaders Thursday.

The Rockies and Mets already had one game postponed this season, April 16 in Denver, due to snow. They split a doubleheader the following day. Bad weather in Colorado also caused the Rockies to postpone home games May 3 and May 10.

This is the eighth postponement of the Mets’ season, all due to either inclement weather or their opponents’ COVID-19 outbreak.

–Field Level Media